This exhibition showcases fourth-century mosaics, beads, flasks, and other glass objects created during the Roman occupation of Syria and Egypt. Displayed in a space that replicates the desert’s dunes and wide expanses, each object serves as a kind of tiny experiential oasis what with light boxes amplifying the works’ sparkle and transparency. The show also incorporates themes from classical Arabic poetry.
Sign up to Apollo newsletters and special offers
In the news
The devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art means that incredibly difficult decisions lie ahead
In the debate surrounding the Maqdala artefacts, the significance of the individual objects is often ignored